Film Events

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 6:00pm
Pinney Library

Pack up a picnic dinner and join us at Pinney for a screening of THE JUNGLE BOOK.

After a threat from the tiger Shere Khan forces him to flee the jungle, a man-cub named Mowgli embarks on a journey of self discovery with the help of panther, Bagheera, and free spirited bear, Baloo.
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Thu, 09/29/2016 - 6:30pm
Central Library, Meeting Room 302

In partnership with the Wisconsin Film Festival, the library is pleased to present a screening of 600 MILES. This film played to a near capacity Marquee theater audience at Union South during the 2016 Wisconsin Film Festival. It is being presented at Madison Central Library free of charge.

“Tim Roth gives a characteristically riveting performance as a federal agent tracking gunrunners along the Mexican border. Teenaged Anulfo buys weapons legally in Arizona and delivers them...

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 7:00pm
Hawthorne Library

1993 / USA / Documentary / 85 min
Very few people would recognize the name of Leon Theremin (1896-1993) if it weren't for the electronic musical instrument he invented around 1918. Fans of the first Star Trek series will recognize its sounds, but it was used in orchestral compositions and movies quite extensively for many decades, and even played a role in the Brian Wilson's composition of the Beach Boys' hit Good Vibrations. However, this documentary shows that the inventor of...

Thu, 10/06/2016 - 6:00pm
Central Library, Meeting Room 302

Central Cinema Cinesthesia presents Mulholland Drive directed by David Lynch. After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesiac, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality. Watch the trailer here:

Fri, 10/07/2016 - 6:30pm
Pinney Library

Financial TV host Lee Gates and his producer Patty are put in an extreme situation when an irate investor takes over their studio. (2016|98mins)
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"Jodie Foster has directed a real-time drama that’s lean, efficient and benefits from the enormous charisma of George Clooney in the starring role as a slick, smug financial pundit. And...

Fri, 10/07/2016 - 7:00pm
Hawthorne Library

Politics make for strange bedfellows, especially when you're a Princess, where bedding some strange fellow may be your duty to your country. Which is how Nike, fourth Princess of the Rain Dukedom, finds herself being shipped off to marry the King of the Sun Kingdom after losing a game of chance with her older sisters. And if it wasn't bad enough that King Livius is apparently a power-mad potentate who's managed to conquer most of the world in a few short years, Nike even manages to...

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 6:30pm
Pinney Library

A national manhunt is ordered for a rebellious kid and his foster uncle who go missing in the wild New Zealand bush. (2016|101mins)

“Funny, fast-moving and filled with imaginatively staged action set pieces, Hunt for the Wilderpeople is a survival movie with a big heart and a pair of memorable heroes. Veteran actor (Sam) Neill is terrific as the ornery homesteader, but the show is easily stolen by the fabulous newcomer (Julian) Dennison as the rotund Ricky.
-Jim Healy,...

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 6:30pm
Central Library, Meeting Room 302

Best of Enemies captures the legendary 1968 debates between two famed intellectuals and ideological opposites: leftist Gore Vidal and neoconservative William F. Buckley. Their televised sparring shaped a new era of public discourse in the media, demarcating the moment TV’s political ambition shifted from narrative to spectacle.

The film will be followed by a panel discussion featuring panelists Mitch Henck, host of The New Mitch Henck Show; Stuart Levitan, host of Books and...

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 6:30pm
Alicia Ashman Library

In partnership with the Wisconsin Film Festival, the library is pleased to present a screening of SING STREET. This film delighted audiences at the 2016 Wisconsin Film Festival. It is being presented at Alicia Ashman Library free of charge. Run time is 106 minutes.

“Dublin, 1985. While Ireland is in the grips of a recession, 14-year-old Conor is transferred to a tough school on Synge Street. Facing strains at home and trying to find his place in a new environment, Conor, under...

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 7:00pm
Hawthorne Library

2011 / USA / Documentary / 88 min / Rated PG
This documentary tells the incredible true story of Buck Brannaman, the unusually perceptive cowboy whose remarkable ability to communicate with horses inspired both Nicholas Evans' novel The Horse Whisperer and the hit Robert Redford film that followed. As a young boy, Brannaman developed a love for the cowboy lifestyle by performing lasso tricks. But one false move meant a merciless beating at the hands of his abusive father, and as...